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The CW Develops Remake to Linda Hamilton's 'Beauty and the Beast'

September 16, 2011 07:34:27 GMT

The reboot project will present a modernized romantic love story of the 1980s cult series with a procedural twist.


The CW Develops Remake to Linda Hamilton's 'Beauty and the Beast'
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The 1980s cult series "Beauty and the Beast" is going to get a reboot treatment. The CW has confirmed that it is developing the remake project at CBS Television Studios based on the classic drama series that ran on CBS from 1987 to 1990 and starred Ron Perlman as Vincent aka the Beast as well as Linda Hamilton as Catherine.

The reboot version will present the modernized romantic love story with a procedural twist. "Without a Trace" producer Jennifer Levin and "Brothers & Sisters" producer Sherri Cooper are attached to pen the project. They will also serve as executive producer alongside Paul Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Bill Haber.

This news comes on the heels of report that ABC is developing a "reimagination" of "Beauty and the Beast". This one-hour drama is described as an epic fantasy reimagining on the public domain fairytale about a girl forced to live with a beast in a castle who ultimately falls in love with him. It has Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile attached as executive producers.

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posted by nunya on Jun 06, 2012
I cannot imagine anyone else playing the role of Catherine other than Linda Hamilton
posted by random657 on Sep 30, 2011
Would be nice. Catherine did die in the original.
posted by olddominiongirl on Sep 21, 2011
I do hope that this new treatment of Beauty and the Beast will be as sensitive, elegant, and lovely as the 1980's version. I suppose it is too much to ask that the wonderful Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman be returned to reprise their roles.

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